# How do you solve x/-2=36?

May 2, 2018

$x = - 72$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{x}{-} 2 = 36$

To solve for the variable $x$ we need to make $x$ alone.

To do so, let's multiply both sides by $\textcolor{b l u e}{- 2}$:
$\frac{x}{-} 2 \textcolor{b l u e}{\times - 2} = 36 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{\times - 2}$

$\frac{x}{\cancel{- 2}} \cancel{\textcolor{b l u e}{\times - 2}} = 36 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{\times - 2}$

$x = - 72$